Google Assistant Voice Control is Available on Android TV

 - Nov 30, 2017
References: arstechnica & cnet
Android TVs are about to receive a performance enhancement after partnering with Google Assistant voice control, which will update the TVs voice command capabilities so it can operate smart home gadgets, like lights or thermostats, while enabling it to better understand voice commands.

This collaboration means that devices that already use Google's big-screen operating system, such as streaming boxes and newer Sony TVs, will be capable of a more seamless navigation experience. Users can ask voice-activated remotes questions such as "how many episodes are left in this season?" or "what shows are recommended for me?" while also commanding the device to pull up one's Nest camera, change the channel or dim the lights.

Google Assistant voice control will also work with Google photos, meaning an individual can verbalize a command such as "show me my graduation photos" which will prompt the appropriate on-screen results.